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Date: Aug 17, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 37558 

Agency: Division of Emergency Management

Working Title: OPS 4627 ENGINEERING SPECIALIST I - 31902317

Position Number: 31902317 

Salary:  $23.00 / HOUR 

Posting Closing Date: 08/30/2018 




The Engineering Specialist I will be responsible for coordinating/managing the engineering feasibility and Benefit Cost Analysis review components of the mitigation grant applications to ensure compliance with applicable federal rules.

Specific duties include the following: Review project applications to assure project feasibility and compliance with Hazard Mitigation Programs.

Perform Benefit-Cost analysis applying engineering information related to the Hazard Mitigation Programs.

Collect information for Benefit Cost Analysis purpose.

Review site plans for consistency with federal guidance related to hazard mitigation criteria.

Review engineering designs for feasibility and compliance with hazard mitigation criteria.

Review technical engineering aspects on project agreements.

Analyze and interpret engineering data, solve problems relating to engineering and perform technical engineering site visits.

Verify information on building construction for residential and commercial construction requirements for Coastal A and V-Zones and drainage improvement systems.

Conduct technical Benefit-Cost presentations to special purpose workshops and seminars.

Provide technical engineering support to programmatic areas during workshops and seminars.

Provide status reports on projects underway and oversees project timelines.

Conduct mitigation assessments, collect and interpret data from the field.

Perform other related duties and travel as assigned to include performing disaster duties because of declared and non-declared disasters.

Monitor assigned projects, providing technical assistance to sub grantees on project issues, including the monitoring of interim and final inspections.

Conduct training for sub grantees and co-workers on Hazard Mitigation Grant Program issues.

Performs other related duties and travel as assigned, to include disaster duties because of emergency events.



Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques of the Engineering, Building Construction for residential and commercial, Architecture, or other related Disciplines.

Knowledge of building construction for residential and commercial requirements for Coastal A and V-Zones and drainage improvement systems.

Ability to review site plans and engineering designs for feasibility and compliance with hazard mitigation criteria in consistency with federal guidance.

Ability to learn Benefit-Cost Analysis to determine project feasibility per federal and state regulations.

Ability to conduct interim and final inspections; conduct mitigation assessments and collect data and interpret data from field.

Ability to conduct Benefit-Cost Analysis workshops and provide technical engineering support to applicants.

Ability to communicate in writing and verbally effectively with all levels of government concerning projects and engineering issues.

Ability to handle multi-project engineering reviews.

Ability to conduct damage assessments to identify the severity and magnitude of infrastructure losses due to disaster events.

Demonstrate skill in Microsoft Windows, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Ability to travel overnight and to work non-traditional work hours during emergency events and assume other related disaster related duties as necessary.



In response to emergency events, Division of Emergency Management employees may be required to work irregular hours, to work more than 8 hours per day, to work extended periods (including weekends and holidays), to work at locations other than their official headquarters, and to perform duties in addition to those outlined in the employee’s position description.  Employees must be able to deploy to emergency sites with limited advance notice.

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order for us to conduct the background check and a drug test.

All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida Employment Application.


REMINDERS:  Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 

DEM appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members. Further, DEM recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.


BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT:  It is the policy of the Florida Division of Emergency Management that any applicants who will be considered or recommended for an employment opportunity undergo Level 2 background screening.  This is in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment.
No applicants for a designated position will be employed until the Level 2 screening and drug test results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.
Level 2 back ground screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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